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MS in Accounting

20180516_kjs2485.jpg The MS in Accounting degree was developed in response to emerging needs of the accounting profession. Those students who wish to become professional accountants, whether that be in a corporate setting, a not-for-profit setting or public accounting will find the MS in Accounting degree to be one that enables them to develop both the personal and professional skills needed to enjoy a productive career. The MS in Accounting program satisfies the Wyoming requirements for individuals to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and it further develops students' professional skills. The MS in Accounting program focuses on the two main areas of development: 1) advanced accounting and business education, and 2) professional skills development - including written, oral, interpersonal communication, computer applications, critical thing and adaptability.


Core Courses - required of all MS Accounting students

  • ACCT 5030: Advanced Financial Accounting (3)

  • ACCT 5040: Seminar in Managerial Accounting (3)

  • ACCT 5060: Auditing II (3)

  • ACCT 5070: Tax II (3)

  • Accounting Elective (3)

*The remaining hours will come from 4000 or 5000 level courses offered in the College of Business or in other colleges at the University of Wyoming.

Possible 5000 level electives (6 credit hours can be 4000 level)

  • FIN 5750: Intro to Wealth Management (3)

  • FIN 5780: Estate Planning (3)

  • FIN 5720: Retirement/Insurance Planning (3)

  • FIN 5310: Investment Management (3)

*All prerequisites are met with an accounting degree from UW. The program will consider those without on a case by case basis.


For more information about the MS in Accounting degree please email Tanner Russell, Graduate Coordinator.

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Department 3275

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: 307-766-3136

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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